The sudden resignation of Tevin Andrews, as Chairman of the Carriacou and Petite Martinique Constituency Branch of the National Democratic Congress, may have been orchestrated from inside the party to pressure caretaker Randolph Fleary, to step up or else step out.
According to a close ally of the party they are disappointed with the lack of aggression exhibited by Fleary since the February 2013 general elections.
He hinted that the move is one, which has given Fleary two months to demonstrate some intensity as a caretaker or else they would have no choice but to, “thank him for his service as the candidate and caretaker of this twin-isles constituency.”
Asked to elaborate on whether this ties in with Andrews’ resignation, he said that the young man came to a point where he felt that the working relationship with himself and the caretaker was “untenable.”
Andrews he pointed out has a dynamic formula for returning the NDC to winner’s column for this constituency while he said Fleary, “seems clueless at this midway stage towards the next elections.” This is a move he disclosed, which will also now allow Andrews to prepare himself to assume the role as caretaker if and when the opportunity arises.
He pointed out that in light of the fact that Andrews has been the face of the party since March of 2013 this makes him confident that the young man is currently ready to ascend to the role of caretaker. However he hastened to add that this does not mean that the party has closed its search for a caretaker and candidate. One of the popular and respectable figures he said are hoping to woo and challenge the incumbent NNP candidate at the next general elections is a gentleman who resides in the north of the island.
“If we can only get this individual he would bring to our campaign what Sir Nicholas Braithwaite brought for us in the 1990 elections…when we easily won this constituency” he said with a level of optimism.
However, while he maintains that the current caretaker is Randolph Fleary, he did reiterate that he would not be surprised if there is a change in the near future.